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Sightline Payments Launches Connect+ at Hard Rock Online Casino

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Casino industry’s first unified gateway is engineered to allow operators to quickly and easily take advantage of new opportunities in and around payments for their online and on-premise gaming needs.

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NRT Technology Corp. and Sightline Payments, LLC (together “NRT Sightline”) today announced that Hard Rock International, a global entertainment brand with numerous world-class casinos, hotels and cafes in its portfolio, has chosen Connect+™ as the payment gateway for its recently launched online casino in New Jersey.

“NRT and Sightline have been at the forefront of innovative commerce solutions for online operators for many years, and through our partnership we are the first operator to go live with the Connect+™ payment gateway,” said Kresimir Spajic, SVP Online Gaming at Hard Rock International. “From integration to market launch, I commend the Hard Rock and NRT Sightline teams on a successful execution. Connect+™ will offer our guests a superior payment experience and help us to retain and attract guests.”

Connect+™ offers a streamline and elegant “one stop shop” API that allows operators to get up and running quickly and easily for their online and on-premise integrate resort payment needs. The gateway also leverages tokenization, encryption and advanced fraud management tools to help protect operators and their guests.

"We owe a great deal of gratitude to Kresimir and the Hard Rock team for having the confidence in our ability to deliver Connect+™.  This represents a critical milestone for our company and the industry in general. Enabling operators to make a single payments connection that supports any digital or traditional card payment method, including our award-winning Play+ solution, is a revolutionary step towards a truly frictionless guest experience," noted Kirk Sanford, CEO and Founder of Sightline Payments. "Our payment gateway opens up new opportunities for the integrated resort operator to extend new payment options to guests, and the best part is we provide this capability at no incremental cost to the operator, unlike existing third-party gateway providers."                                       

About Hard Rock International

With venues in 74 countries, including 185 cafes, 25 hotels and 12 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include, Maldives, Manila, Malaga, Georgetown, Fortaleza, Casablanca and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Set on 17 acres, with the legendary Atlantic City boardwalk as its backdrop, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will be Atlantic City’s go-to entertainment destination, boasting 2,200 slots, 120 table games, more than 20 first-class restaurants and lounges, and world-class entertainment, including Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, the beachside Sound Waves and the Howie Mandel Comedy Club. The hotel also features the iconic Hard Rock Cafe, overlooking the Atlantic City Boardwalk, showcasing a brand new elevated menu and state-of-the-art stage, allowing for an amplified level of service and entertainment. Along with an endless array of upscale amenities, including world-class shopping and the brand’s signature full-service Rock Spa and Salon, featuring 31 treatment rooms, the new, music-inspired property offers lavish guest rooms and suites, with stunning views of the city and Atlantic Ocean. From family vacations and business trips to weddings, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City offers an unparalleled experience. Each of the hotel’s guest rooms and suites radiates a contemporary style, including Hard Rock’s signature The Sound of Your Stay™ music amenity program, which allows guests to set the mood with complimentary vinyl records or jam out on a Fender guitar in the privacy of their own room.  Hotel guests can enjoy high speed, property-wide Wi-Fi, 24 Hour In-Room Dining, towel and chair service at Hard Rock Beach or at the indoor pool, and 24 Hour Access to Body Rock fitness. For more information and to book your stay, please visit hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com.

About NRT & Sightline

On closing of the pending merger between NRT Technology Corp. and Sightline Payments, LLC (which remais subject to regulatory approval), the businesses will combine into NRT Sightline, the global leader in the design and development of enterprise platforms for the gaming industry, including current and next generation payment systems, specialized self-serve financial/marketing kiosks, big data analytics utilizing artificial intelligence and gamification, credit marker information services, and digital and mobile experiences. Through our global family of companies, we enable more than 1 billion physical and digital commerce experiences at over 750 casino properties worldwide, including the top 25 largest casino corporations.  By seamlessly combining technological innovation with strategic partnerships, our companies create the most convenient, reliable, and secure omni-channel payment ecosystem for casino operators and their guests. NRT and Sightline have been recognized with numerous industry awards, including the coveted “Most Innovative Gaming Technology Product of the Year” for our Play+™ cloud-based cashless funding platform. Our collective solutions are used by casinos, lotteries, race and sports, banking & retailers around the world. For more information visit www.NRTSLP.com

For further information about this acquisition, please contact:  Michael Dominelli, NRT’s SVP Marketing at mdominelli@nrttech.com

For more information about Sightline or its pending merger with NRT, please contact:  Omer Sattar, Sightline’s EVP Strategic Relationships at osattar@sightlinepayments.com

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